Policies

Mountain Playshop is committed to maintaining a workshop environment that is free from discrimination and harassment. For the safety and enjoyment of all, attendees are expected to be respectful of other participants and camp staff, and to follow camp rules.  The policy, as adopted by the Playshop Board, reserves the right to require any person to leave Camp if their behavior is extraordinarily disruptive or inappropriate, and/or poses a threat to the campers, him/herself, or others as determined by a consensus of Board members.  Any concerns can be communicated to Camp Chairs or Board members.

Please note that we will not have exclusive use of the entire conference center. (We will have exclusive use of Weatherford Hall). Instead, we will be sharing the YMCA with people attending other events. Please take a few moments to review the camp maps in our registration package to help you navigate around the camp.

COVID Safety

Mountain Playshop will follow all NC health directives regarding private gatherings.

Due to the virus transmission risks with close contact indoor dancing, we are respectfully requiring a verified Covid 19 vaccination for all participants and staff within our venues at Blue Ridge Assembly along with attestation of no symptoms or known exposure.  Name tags and lanyards will be issued with verification of vaccination.  This ‘vaccine badge of honor’ is to be worn at all times. 

All Playshop venues and sleeping rooms at Blue Ridge Assembly are ventilated by windows only.  Windows will be open in public areas supplemented by fans to assure good air circulation. The average low in Black Mountain in September is 54 degrees.  Bring your hoodie or favorite ethnic shawl! Sleeping rooms have individual heaters.

Masks and hand holding are optional for dancing and socializing, subject to change with North Carolina state mandates.  A mask will be required in dining service lines. 

Harassment & Discrimination

Mountain Playshop is committed to maintaining a workshop environment that is free from discrimination and harassment.  Accordingly, it is the policy of Mountain Playshop that all participants be free from all forms of harassment and intimidation.

In a diverse community, what is acceptable behavior to one person may be unacceptable to another, and some behaviors are illegal. Harassment can include, but is not limited to, slurs, unwanted nicknames, threats, derogatory comments, and unwelcome jokes or pranks that would make a reasonable person experiencing such harassment uncomfortable in the workshop environment. Additionally, harassment includes verbal and physical conduct of a sexual nature when such conduct creates an uncomfortable, intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment. This may include, but is not limited to, inappropriate comments regarding an individual’s body, physical appearance, attire, sexual orientation; unwelcome flirting, propositions; inappropriate touching; pranks and jokes with sexual connotations. The complete Policy on Harassment and Discrimination, including how to report an incident, can be found here: Policy on Harassment and Discrimination.

Fragrances

Due to common sensitivities, we are fragrance free.  Please refrain from using perfumed or fragranced personal products while at the workshop.